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Russia forest fires leave dozens dead amid heatwave

Wild fires have continued to rage in central and western Russia, with more than 20 people now reported to have died.

More than 2,000 people have been left homeless by the fires.

President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered ministers to visit the regions worst affected by the fires and weeks of drought to assess their needs.

Richard Galpin reports.

  • 30 Jul 2010
  • From the section Europe